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  • What Are Solar Buildings Technologies?

    Solar buildings technologies use the non-polluting power of the sun to help heat, cool, and power our buildings. Because buildings now use one-third of the energy currently consumed in this country, the potential markets for using solar buildings technologies in place of conventional ones is substantial. Whether you're a home owner, architect, builder, business owner, or industry or utility ...

  • Parabolic Trough or Solar Tower? A technology decision

    Securing cost reductions and carving out routes to grid parity remains as ever the most pressing issue for the CSP industry. At the crux of this pursuit is understanding the associated costs of the CSP technologies themselves, whether it be Parabolic Trough, Solar Tower, Linear Fresnel or Dish Sterling. Delving even deeper, the ability to identify and successfully implement cost reduction ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Solar-powered Stirling engines: a low-cost possibility for village power, pumping and cooling

    Stirling engines are heat engines that operate on a closed thermodynamic regenerative cycle and are used as power systems, refrigerators or heat pumps. Recent developments in Stirling technology allow the use of low temperature heat sources including flat plate solar collectors. New concepts for low-cost, low ΔT Stirling engines that may be made by village craftsmen using locally available ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heating and Cooling in the upcoming EU Renewables Directive

    It is crucial that the future EU Renewables Directive includes effective measures to promote renewable heating and cooling (RES-H). To reach the 20% target by 2020, almost half of the growth in renewables production has to come from RES-H alone. Heating is a primary human need. Supply shortage recently became a credible scenario. While reducing this risk, RES-H can achieve substantial cost ...

  • Sustainable cooling solutions for application in Western Cape Province, South Africa

    The energy demand in building sectors for summer air–conditioning is growing exponentially due to global warming, increased living standards and occupant comfort demands throughout the last decades. Concerns over these environmental changes have begun shifting the emphasis from current cooling methods, to 'sustainable strategies' of achieving equally comfortable conditions in building interiors. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Solar thermal In Louisiana

    Solar Thermal/ORC Application in the USA Site Location: Crowley, LA, United States Thermal Power Available: Up to 650 kWt Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg: 15-50 kWe Hot Water Input Range: 65-120°C Water Cooling Tower: Up to 600 kWt ElectraTherm partnered with its gulf coast distributor, Gulf Coast Green Energy, to commission a Green Machine for a project sponsored by ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Greenhouse based desalination for brackish water management using bittern evaporative cooling technique

    The Arab region is characterized by arid and semi-arid conditions with very limited renewable water resources. Most of the surface water comes from transboundary streams and most of the groundwater resources are fossil in nature. Water quality degradation and excessive use of pesticides and herbicides in agriculture pose severe environmental and health risks. The underlying research is a joint ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How solar is transforming an old mining town

    You hike over the crest of the hill and there it is: 96 sun-tracking solar masts, each with 42 solar modules — 4,032 modules in all — perched on the side of a hill with the beautiful Rocky Mountains in the background. It’s called the SunMine project and it’s all part of the reinvention of Kimberley, B.C., from mining town to a clean tech, tourism town of the ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • Green Academy Installs ENER-G Sustainable Technologies

    Kent’s Longfield Academy will harness the natural power of the sun and earth to give the academy full marks for renewable energy performance. The new academy building for 1150 students, due to open in June 2011, is combining ground source heat pumps, which harness solar energy absorbed by the earth, with solar thermal technology to maximise renewable energy efficiency.   By working in ...


    By ENER-G

  • Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting and Technology

    In developed nations, lighting accounts for a large portion of the entire amount of electrical power consumed. In the United States, lighting is responsible for approximately 20% of total electricity consumption. In Canada, up to 50% of the electricity used in residential areas is consumed by lighting. In the US and Canada, lighting accounts for about 35% of the electricity used in commercial ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Eco-Brella: prototype development of the umbrella as harvester of solar and wind energies

    The familiar umbrella has been redesigned for power harvesting from renewable energy sources resulting in the Eco-Brella . Several engineering technologies are utilised: aerodynamics for fin design, mechatronics for power management, materials for thermoelectric and solar film, CAD for the layout, and heat transfer for human comfort. The result is a sustainable design capable of harvesting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 3 Myths About Home Solar You Might Actually Believe

    Solar is becoming a mainstream option for many homeowners, but sadly misinformation still lingers about this renewable technology.  We scrutinized three persistent myths about home solar to share the truth behind the rumors. Myth 1: Solar doesn’t work in cold, cloudy, or foggy climates Fact: Solar panels work well in ambient light and can ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Case study - fuel-free power from solar thermal

    Middle East Technical University Campus, North Cyprus, Turkey Application Type: Solar Thermal Nominal Power Output: 18kW Thermal Heat Input: 200 - 400kW Hot Water Input Range: 170 - 225°F Hot Water Flow: 185 GPM Cold Water Input: 80-100°F Cold Water Flow: 220 GPM Date Commissioned: Q4 2010 Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Competitive without subsidies: Navigating the booming solar market in Chile

    By Susan Kraemer on Nov 11, 2014 Solar developers are flocking to the recently opened new market for renewable energy in Chile, a nation dependent on imported diesel, coal and gas, no fossil fuel subsidies and the world’s best insolation. But what are the on-the-ground challenges? Chile is a long narrow ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Enhancing Markets for Climate Friendly Technologies: Leadership Through Government Purchasing Strategies

    Scope of the study This study is one part of an effort which the member countries (see list below) of the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) are undertaking on Enhancing Markets for Climate Friendly Technologies. This study focusses on the technologies which governments’ purchase for use in their own facilities, and identifies opportunities for purchasing climate friendly technologies. The ...


  • Portuguese Brewery Saves 72 Million Liters of Water Annually with GE Technology

    Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas (SCC), a brewery in Vialonga near Lisbon, Portugal, has significantly reduced water usage by improving operating performance and reliability with help from GE’s (NYSE: GE) advanced membranes and water chemical technology. The site reused wastewater to its cooling towers, which enabled it to reduce its yearly water discharge by 72 million liters and ...


    By General Electric

  • V.E. Petersen Co., Inc., cuts energy usage by 30 percent with solar array built by Rudolph/Libbe Companies

    A new, 28kW rooftop solar array is reducing energy costs usage by 30 percent for V.E. Petersen Co., Inc., based in Walbridge, OH.  Rudolph/Libbe Inc., of Walbridge, developed, designed and built the rooftop solar array. GEM Inc., of Walbridge, performed electrical work. The solar panels were manufactured by ISOFOTON, in Napoleon, ...


    By Rudolph/Libbe Companies

  • The Potential of Solar-Powered Water Circulators to Help Solve Serious Water and Energy Problems in the U.S.

    With increasing human populations comes the corresponding increased need for improving water quality in lakes, wastewater ponds, potable water reservoirs, and other water storage facilities. Providing circulation within water reservoirs of all types has long been known to provide meaningful benefits, but the costs to achieve sufficient circulation through diffused aeration or mechanical mixers ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • Significance of design for energy conservation in buildings: building envelope components

    Energy efficient buildings consist of using innovative technologies based on renewable energies and a good thermal insulation. Most strategies applied in design and many of the services offered by lodging establishments require the consumption of substantial quantities of energy, water and non–durable products. In most developing countries, it makes perfect sense to focus on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Cleaner Energy Future

    As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition for fossil fuels. These escalating energy ...


    By ASTM International

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